Sing or play, make music for a day.

By singing in your school and raising money for Haven House you can help to give the gift of music to children and young people through our Music Therapy Service.

Turn up the Volume is a fun activity for children and very easy for your staff to facilitate. Your sponsored sing can take place in a regular assembly and there are lots of fun ways that your school council and pupils can get involved. You can choose any date across the academic year and we can visit your school to present an assembly about the work of Haven House and to explain to the children how they can help other children.

Watch this short clip from our music therapists inviting you to Turn up the Volume here. YouTube Video

Fun ways your school can get involved

Hit the High Note - How many songs can you sing in 30 minutes? Select your favourite songs, warm up your vocal chords and turn up the volume. Get sponsored for every minute or for every song you sing.

Sound Wave - Have a singing assembly with a difference. The oldest children start the show then each year group follows on singing their favourite songs all the way down to the youngest children.

Amp it Up - Have a non-uniform day with attitude! For a suggested donation of £1 wear your loudest, most colourful outfit and add a bit of glam rock to the occasion.

Put on a show - Sing a song, play an instrument and celebrate your school's talent at your end of term performances or festivals and have a collection in aid of Haven House.

Choose Haven House as your Charity of the Year and 'Turn up the Volume' for the whole year.

Our Lady of Lourdes School in Wanstead 'Turned Up the Volume' for Haven House with their Sing-a-thon, singing an incredible 34 songs in one hour and raising a magnificent £700!  Well done everyone.

"Our pupils loved the chance to sing for a such a worthy cause. They totally got behind our Singathon, both in suggesting favourite songs to sing as well as giving so generously to Haven House. The event really lifted everybody`s spirits! I would thoroughly recommend all schools participating."

Lizzie Teague - teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes

Music therapy has meant that Kai now shows greater interaction with the outside world. He has learnt to sing along to the opening lines of his favourite ABC song and has started to form new sounds in an attempt to say words such as hello. Music is increasing his motivation to use his hands to play and explore, which was originally a huge challenge for him given his physical disability.

"Music makes us happy, it lifts our mood, relaxes us and evokes strong memories of people and places. We can all respond to and appreciate music despite disability or illness. At Haven House we provide a music therapy service for children and young people which aims to encourage new ways of communicating and exploring the world around them without the need for words."


Roxanne Scott - Music Therapist, Haven House Children's Hospice

Download our Turn up the volume poster. Add the date and chosen activity then display at your school to let everyone know you are supporting Haven House.

To download a sponsorship form please click here.

If your school would like to Turn up the Volume for Haven House please contact Ginny Donnelly or telephone 07715 990097.